Joe Sylvester has been a newspaper reporter and editor in Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania for more than thirty years. He also has published satire in newspapers and magazines.
Earlier in life, he supported himself laboring in factories, driving taxi and working in the gas station and food service industries.
A native of Dunmore, Pa., near Scranton, Joe lived for a brief time in Houston, Texas, but later returned to Pennsylvania and settled in Bloomsburg.
Just Like Fred Astaire is his first published novel.
All Johnny Manno wants to do is dance and drive his car. But his son Michael worries because Johnny keeps wrecking the car and those young women he hangs with could be taking advantage of the old man. But getting the keys away from Johnny or telling him who he should hang with is another matter.